Monday, July 16, 2012

Our Second Year as a Certified Woman-Owned Business

In June, Bishop-Wisecarver celebrated another milestone by becoming a certified woman-owned business for the second year running. Pamela Kan, the company's president, first achieved the certification last year from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

The manufacturer of linear and rotary guided motion technologies earned its first WBENC certification in 2011. Bishop-Wisecarver President Pamela Kan is the second-generation family member at the helm of the Bay Area-based business — her father Bud Wisecarver opened his first machine shop more than 60 years ago and is the original inventor DualVee Motion Technology® (guide wheels and track).

“Being WBENC certified gives us a leg up in the marketplace because the organization is one of the leading advocates for and authorities on woman-owned businesses as suppliers to corporations,” Kan told us.

Bishop-Wisecarver President Pamela Kan

Kan attended the organization’s June National Conference and Business Fair in Orlando, FL, where she networked with other WBENC members. The network of woman-owned businesses was so impressive, that Kan said she plans to go to the next major WBENC event as a vendor — and to next year’s national conference as well.

Our next WBENC event, however, comes a lot sooner than that! We'll be exhibiting at the Sept. 13 Astra's Matchmaker & Expo in Seattle, WA, to team up with other woman-owner business entities and explore more about what WBENC has to offer and where we fit in as a woman-owned manufacturer — a rarity in the industry.

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